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Oct 11, 2012 9:00pm EDT
the romney/ryan ticket for making this an issue. and with respect to iraq, we have the same position before the withdrawal, which was we agreed with the obama administration. let's have a status of forces agreement to make sure that we secure our gains. the vice president was put in charge of those negotiations by president obama. and he failed to get the agreement. we don't have a status of force agreement because they failed to get one. that's what we are talking about. and when it comes to our veterans, we owe them a great debt of gratitude for what they have done for us, including your son, beau. but we also want to make sure that we don't lose the things that we fought so hard to get. with respect to afghanistan, the 2014 deadline, we agree with the 2014 transition. but what we also want to do is make sure that we're not projecting weakness abroad, and that's what's happening here. this benghazi issue would be a tragedy in and of itself, but unfortunately it's indicative of a broader problem, and that is what we are watching on our tv screens is the unraveling of the obama forei
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Oct 15, 2012 2:05am EDT
strategy, it's clear to me that the romney-ryan ticket had the only blueprint to get us out of this mess. we're not going to -- four more years of the same policies will get four more years of the same results. >> i think what we learned about paul ryan is he is as good as his boss at obfuscating what their plan is. he could not answer how he was going to pay for this $5 trillion lowering of the tax rates. he couldn't list a single deduction, a single loophole, that they would close, except he said we would go to congress. now, what they're saying is that we're not going to tell you, we're going to go to congress and, surprise, we'll see it after the election. it's the same stuff that -- >> where's the obama plan? he's had four years. he can't even get a budget passed. >> why? because you have a congress that has signed pledges not to cooperate. >> the obama budget was killed 535 to 0 because it raises the debt by $7 trillion. >> that is not true. >> yes, it does. >> we have got to in these final few weeks try to reach some resolution about this revenue issue. whether we raise reven
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Oct 12, 2012 7:00am EDT
, make is his presence felt when paul ryan was speaking. >> under a romney administration, we will have credibility on this issue. >> vice president biden? >> incredible. >> thank heavens we have these sanctions in place. it's in spite of their on sgligs oh, god. >> it's been discredited by six other studies. over 100 criminal investigations that have been launched in just how the stimulus spending has been spent. >> martha, look. >> reporter: at one point biden seemed to hold back from cursing. this is a bunch of stuff. here's the deal. >> what does that mean, a bunch of stuff? >> here's the deal. >> it's irish. >> we irish call it malarkey. >> reporter: and while ryan largely avoided to take the bait he did push back on biden a few times. >> mr. vice president, i know you're under a lot of duress to make up for lost ground, but i think people will be better served if we don't keep interrupting each other. >> reporter: biden deployed many attacks that president obama failed to use against romney last week, like the infamous 47% remark. >> it shouldn't be surprising for a guy who s
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Oct 12, 2012 4:00am EDT
issues but these are smart, well-informed politicians. paul ryan and joe biden both had reason to feel good about how that came across here last night. a long-time democratic insider versus a republican young gun whose ticket has new momentum. mitt romney was watching. barack obama too. moderator martha raddatz of abc. they tangled on iran. >> we're moving faster toward a nuclear weapon. it's because this administration has no credibility on this issue. >> we will not allow the iranians to get a nlear weapon. you're going to go to war, is that what you want to do? >> we want to prevent war. >> reporter: on the middle class what about mitt romney saying 47% of americans feel entitled to government benefits? >> i think the vice president very well knows that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. >> but i always say what i mean. >> reporter: what about the obama stimulus, the recovery? >> job growth in september was slower than it was in august and august was slower than it was in july. we're heading in the wrong direction. >> 5.2 million new jobs -- private
NBC
Oct 11, 2012 4:30am EDT
. analysts say the pressure is on paul ryan to maintain romney's momentum after last week's debate. joe biden's mission is to get the momentum back. >>> today president obama is taking his campaign to florida. he will travel to miami this afternoon and hold a rally at the university of miami. then this evening, the president will headline a fundraiser at a hotel. the event is expected to raise $1 million for the president's campaign. the president is also speaking out about his own lackluster debate last week in. two interviews last week, he said he had a bad night and that he was too polite. >>> mitt romney is clarifying his stance on abortion. during a campaign stop in ohio, he told reporters he'll be a pro-life president. he also renewed his promise to cut off aid to plan parenthood. earlier this week, romney told "the des moines register" that if elected, he would not pursue abortion related legislation. the obama campaign quickly pounced saying he was hiding his stance on women's issues. >> a new poll by nbc news, marist and "the wall street journal" shows the former governor gaini
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Oct 13, 2012 7:00am EDT
governor romney and paul ryan reuniting last night in lancaster, ohio. big crowd down there, about 8,500 jammed into the town square. but there is some ground to be made up for this campaign. polls show that president obama is still holding a lead over governor romney in ohio. but those polls also show that the governor is closing in, within striking distance now of the president. speaking of the president, he also was in ohio this week and admitted publicly that he had a bad night out in denver for that first presidential debate. obviously a lot of republicans and democrats agreed with his assessment. the president said he was too polite and that voters can expect him to see him being a lot more active in the second debate up at hofstra university in new york. back here in ohio, paul ryan's got a big day here. he's got two stops in ohio, starting with this rally a little later this morning, and then he'll go up to minnesota before ending the night in wisconsin. he's expected to take sunday off the trail, little rest for the weary, if you will. >>> earlier, i sat down with "morning joe,"
NBC
Oct 15, 2012 11:00am EDT
next month. >>> and both may be focused on winning virginia. mitt romney's running mate paul ryan will be visiting lynchburg tomorrow. president obama meanwhile heads to northern virginia on friday. his campaign isn't saying where he'll visit or when it will be. if you haven't registered to vote yet, this week is your last chance. in fact today is the dead line to register in virginia. maryland voters have until tomorrow. the same goes for people in west virginia. and the district, the deadline has already passed to register by mail, but you can still register in person. you'll have to do that at a public library, a firehouse or a police station. >>> tom kierein, i hear we register with you for some great weather. >> thank you. >> and welcome back. good to see you. we missed you last week. >> i was hiking in the sh shenandoah valley and i thought i really miss you guys and i wish you were with me. >> right. >> what a contrast we had over the weekend. yesterday afternoon almost felt like summertime, but then saturday morning, this is what it looked like in much of the region. it fe
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Oct 11, 2012 11:00pm EDT
arlington to watch paul ryan work in the debate. one of mitt romney's son, ben, stopped by to meet with voters there. democrats gathered at a watch party in fairfax to watch biden's debate performance. this is at one of the campaign call centers where volunteers raise support for their candidate. tonight the phones were mostly quiet while they watched the action in kentucky. >>> now to a developing story in maryland. several families are out of their homes after fire destroyed one townhouse and damaged two others. it happened off cann avenue this afternoon. plumbers were using a porch to join pipes together when the fire started. fire officials say there may have been a delay in calling 911. >> the whole house with all their belongings, with everything that family had in their is just -- went away. it's gone. it's a hole in there. >> homes on both sizes of the townhouse have also been deemed unsafe. the red cross has been called in to help. >>> a 4-year-old boy fell 80 feet out of an apartment window in silver spring today, but he survived. he's alive thanks to a tree that helped break
NBC
Oct 11, 2012 6:00am EDT
. analysts say the pressure is on paul ryan to maintain romney's momentum after last week's debate. joe biden's mission is to get the momentum back. debate coverage on nbc 4 begins tonight at 9:00 followed by news4 at 11:00. >>> we'll get more answers about the death of a giant panda cub at the national zoo. the cub lived for six days before it died late last month. zoo keepers now believe the panda was a female. a preliminary report showed the cub had liver abnormalities and fluid in its abdomen. the news conference starts at 10:00 a.m., we'll be there. look for the latest at nbcwashington.com. >>> hikers and bikers will see more police patrols on the popular trail in montgomery county after several violent attacks there. police say two attacks on capital crescent trail may be linked. they say a teenager grabbed two other teens on september 29th in the wisconsin avenue tunnel in bethesda and tried to rob them. on friday, police arrested a 16-year-old from rockville in the case. they believe the attack may be linked to a robbery in the same tunnel that happened back in july. >> i use it
NBC
Oct 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
joe biden and romney's running mate, paul ryan. after the lopsided debate this past week, willie, the stakes are now higher than ever. >> a lot on the line. peter alexander in virginia for us this morning. thanks very much. >> a check of the day's other top stories. natalie morales is over at the news desk, natalie, good morning. >> good morning, savannah and willie, good morning, everyone. >>> an unprecedented third term for hugo chavez as the socialist leader is re-elected in venezuela. kerry sanders is live with more from caracas, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. the official result showed pentagon hugo chavez won that unprecedented third term with 54% of the vote. the newspaper headline here says it all, "six more years." for chavis's supporters, his re-election is an emotional moment in history. fireworks filled the skies. as the street party continued well into the early morning hours. a chavez victory shows supporters his brand of socialism is here to stay. >> we want to live in socialism. >> reporter: hugo chavez, 58 years old, a star among the poor in south a
NBC
Oct 10, 2012 11:00pm EDT
presidential debate last week, joe biden and paul ryan will be seated during their 90 minute show down. >> mitt romney is campaigning in ohio tonight where he will spend three days focusing on the must-win state. 9,000 people attended his rally in sydney. he repeated the claim that he will not raise taxes if he becomes president. they attended a town hall meeting with employees of a company that makes natural gas compressors. >> michelle obama is now on a two-day campaign swing in colorado. she told a school that mer husband took office during a financial crisis and has made big strides in turning things around. mrs. obama also promoted the president's work in making college more affordable. there will be no jail time for vincent gray. howard brook received 200 hours of community service. back in may, he confessed to paying a third party candidate to stay in the race so he could publicly attack the mayor. brooks said he was truly sorry for breaking if law. >> more trouble for jerry sandusky. the state of pennsylvania is revoking his $59,000 a year pension. sandusky's wife, dottie will
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Oct 11, 2012 6:00pm EDT
tune in. >> i want ryan to be able to express what we want for our country. like romney did in the presidential debate. >> i think it will help obama if joe biden does well. >> reporter: with the debate hall at center call, paul ryan arrived, a 42-year-old republican whiz kid set to face a 69-year-old democratic debate veteran. >> joe biden's been on this stage before. this is my first time. but what he can't run from is president obama's indefensible record. >> reporter: the vice president sometimes hurts team obama with gaffes, with trademark bravado, that he won't dodge. >> looking forward to it. >> reporter: the stakes in danville look higher after last week's debate in denver. >> the reason is that mitt romney's developed significant momentum from his debate performance against barack obama last week. >> reporter: romney, who last night held a big rally in sidney, ohio, narrowed the gap in that key state. in the new nbc poll, no change in florida, obama by one. romney ahead now in virginia, up three since the debate. romney up two in ohio, trailing by six. >> you talk about si
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Oct 14, 2012 8:00am EDT
rob portman, who on saturday predicted their work would pay off. >> i was proud of paul ryan the other night, so proud of mitt romney and folks we will have another great debate next week. >> some say romney conducted a few practice town halles with swing state voters. >> now with, this time around those candidates will also have to spend a lot of time on foreign policy. that will likely be a big topic of conversation during the town hall and again during the third debate which will focus on that subject. left smer. >> kristin, thank you. >>> david, good morning, good to see you. >> good morning, lester. >> let's talk about the upcoming debate. i'm wondering if vice president biden made it more difficult for the froze have a come back. and i wonder if mitt romney set a pretty high bar for himself in the last one. >> mitt romney has to sustain what he has, not just on style, but on substance, and do the things he did effectively in the first debate. the vice president was so aggressive and over the top in ways both pleasing and offensive to others. that is just not president obama's sty
NBC
Oct 8, 2012 11:00am EDT
lake laughter performance in his debate with mitt romney. >>> kid rock is joining republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan on the campaign trail today. the singer is attending a rally tonight in rochester, michigan. this isn't the first time he's attended gop events. kid rock attended a fund-raising event in michigan in august. he was also at the republican national convention in tampa. >>> it's not raining but it is still cloudy. >> right, it is still cloudy. the rain is still coming. temperatures today are going to be pretty low. so late fall chill, wet, damp. it might as well be yesterday, right? the weather is certainly getting our attention. that's for sure. we had our coolest start. our coldest start since april the 28th. started out at 45 degrees in d.c. other locations north and west started out in the 30s this morning. i wanted to start out by showing you the national temperatures. we're not the only ones dealing with this cold blast. 45 in chicago. minneapolis, minnesota, at 46. that cold air has made its way down to the south with texas and little rock. even atl
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Oct 12, 2012 12:35am EDT
paul ryan working out. have you guys seen these? [ light laughter ] take a look at this one here. yeah. [ cheers ] gym, tan, romney, right there. [ laughter ] look at this. this is the one that really got me. i like this one. [ cheers and applause ] that's the next vice president of the united states. [ laughter ] he looks like screech from "saved by the bell." [ laughter ] like, backwards hat. [ applause ] come to the debate, stay for the gun show. [ laughter ] more campaign news. a new poll found that only 47% of voters find mitt romney to be trustworthy. then romney was like, "well, i hope it's not the same 47% i don't care about." [ laughter and applause ] be a bummer. did you hear about this? this week, president obama's facebook page received more than one million "likes" in a single day. yep. all of them from republicans who watched last week's debate. [ laughter and applause ] "we like you. we like you. that was fantastic." [ applause ] i don't know if you guys have heard about this, but with less than four weeks till the election, mitt romney's oldest son, tagg -- [ laug
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Oct 8, 2012 3:05am EDT
overcompensate. the question is which paul ryan do we get? do we get this same sort of, you know, chameleon we saw in mitt romney who literally walks away from virtually everything that his campaigned on for two years in the space of less than two hours. i know that vice president biden is anxious and ready to do this and the president is anxious to get back to it as well. >> how do you size it up? >> i think ryan is one of the brightest people in congress. i think he knows an immense amount of facts. but i suspect he's going to be respectful of biden. i mean, there's a generational difference here that i think will lead ryan to not give an inch, but to not be very hostile. >> i was just going to say history shows when there's an age difference, the elder statesman wins the vice presidential debates. cheney and edwards. cheney was able to almost smack down edwards. benson and quayle, famous. joe biden, everybody talks about the gaffes on the trail, but he won most of the democratic primary debates in 2008. >> but this is a high wire act with joe biden. they are going to be pouring cola down
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Oct 11, 2012 7:00am EDT
. >> paul ryan is looking to build on the romney's campaign momentum from last week's presidential debate while joe biden will try and slow it. straight ahead, our political team of david gregory and chuck todd weighs on what to expect. and we'll break down the results of our new presidential polls in the all-important battleground states of florida, ohio, and virginia. or as chuck calls them flova. >>> also today, an investigation tied to the safety of the foods you eat. private companies carry out most of the inspections at plants nationwide. in many cases, they are failing to stop the spread of some very dangerous, sometimes even deadly illnesses. we're going to have the results of our investigation. >>> all right. and then we'll have a little added excitement at a high school football game in texas. have you seen this? a 16-year-old cheerleader doing 35, yes, 35, consecutive hand springs. her goal, to break a guinness world record. coming up, we'll meet her and she'll show us how she does it, if we have enough room. >> i think we're going to run out of space. we'll check her out in a
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Oct 11, 2012 11:00am EDT
romney, and i approve this message. >>> analysts say one thing to look for tonight in the vice president debate is look for it to be aggressive. joe biden and republican challenger paul ryan will face-off in kentucky. it's the only debate between the two and will cover foreign and domestic issues. to maintain romney's momentum after the victory in last week's debate. joe biden's job is to turn the tide and get team obama back on track. the coverage begins at 9:00 follows by news 4 at 11:00. >>> mitt romney is taking a break today. a new poll by nbc news and the wall street journal shows major gains by romney in ohio and virginia. romney leads the president 48 to 47, a three-point swing from last week. romney gained two points in ohio to shrink the gap to 51 to 45. in florida, it's just a one-point lead for the president, 48 to 47. storm 4 meteorologist, veronica johnson joins us with a look at the forecast. >> very much like fall around here. we were at 70 degrees yesterday. if this were a roller coaster ride today or actually tomorrow, we would be at the top of the drop. temperatures ar
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Oct 9, 2012 4:00am EDT
has been courting hispanics there, but he also said that mitt romney's debate was more style over substance, that debate really fueling the polls and we'll see if it's affected by the vice presidential debate this week. vice president biden, paul ryan debate on thursday. both of them out of the public spotlight as they continue to study for that. ryan is in florida. vice president biden is in delaware. he says he is focusing on ryan's speeches and on his budget. lynn? >>> tracie pots for us in washington. tracie, thank you. >>> a nashville hospital is reporting another death from the meningitis outbreak. that's according to the associated press. if confirmed, it would be the fifth deadly case in tennessee, the ninth nationally. at least 105 people in nine states from minnesota to florida have been affected. the cdc now believes 13,000 people in 23 states may have received steroid injections tied to this outbreak. while many are believed not to be at risk, those who got the shot between late june and september are being urged to get checked. >>> for the very first time we are heari
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Oct 10, 2012 5:00pm EDT
congressman paul ryan are getting ready for their big moment. meanwhile, mitt romney is campaigning with new jersey governor chris christie in the critical state of ohio. they attended a townhall meeting here today with employees of a company that makes natural gas compressors. romney will spend at least two more days in this critical state. and plans to appear with his son, josh, at a rally tonight. president obama has no public events scheduled today. but the first lady is hitting the campaign trail in his place. she was in leesburg last night. today her schedule includes two events in colorado. >>> still ahead on news4 at 5:00, a high chair recall parents need to know about. >>> a passenger arrested trying to get on a plane with a gas mask in his luggage. >>> metro showing off its new trains. and all of the new improvements. [ female announcer ] it's one of the hardest decisions a family can make... realizing a nursing home is the only choice. for many middle class families, medicaid is the only way to afford the care. but as a governor, mitt romney raised nursing home fees eight times. a
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Oct 11, 2012 5:00pm EDT
ryan. they have been preparing for weeks. analysts say stakes are higher after last week's debate in denver. mitt romney's strong performance has led to new momentum in the polls. the latest nbc news poll shows romney gained support in three swing states. it shows him leading by one point now in virginia. obama's lead in florida has shrunk to a single point and lost two points in ohio. he was leading romney by eight before the debate, now mr. obama is up by six. >>> get ready for even colder temps on the way, folks. we could see our first freeze. meteorologist doug kammerer is outside on the storm 4 weather deck. doug? >> oh, yeah, high, guys. temperatures out here right now, 62 degrees out at the airport right now. winds out of the south at 7 miles per hour. humidity at 35%. very cool afternoon right now. we're going to be a lot cooler as we move through the next 24 hours or so. temperatures around the region, 61 in gaithersburg, 61 in leesburg, and 64 down towards fredericksburg. with this sunshine, feeling pretty good across much of the area, ashe sun goes down, however, we will c
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Oct 11, 2012 5:00am EDT
%, unfavorable, 51%. so it's upside down. it's less than ryan's. and also people seem to favor ryan to biden to win this debate 40% to 34%. >> tracy potts live on capitol hill for us this morning. thank you. mitt romney's strong debate performance last week is helping him gain ground in critical swing states. a new nbc news, marist, "wall street journal" poll shows the former governor now leads the president in virginia. he has turned a two-point deficit last week into a one-point lead 48-47. in ohio, the president still leads, but romney gained two points since last week to shrink the gap 51-45. in florida, it is just a one-point lead for the president, 48-47. >>> romney is elaborating his position on abortion. his clarification comes after an interview earlier this week with a newspaper in iowa. the republican presidential nominee told "the des moines register" that if elected, he would not pursue abortion-related legislation. reporters asked him about that comment during a campaign stop in ohio. romney spelled out steps he'd take on the abortion issue. >> i think i said time and aga
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Oct 14, 2012 10:00am EDT
: bottom line. let me ask you about the romney-ryan ticket. did they establish themselves? did they pass the threshold of being presidential enough? >> yes. >> yes, i think association yes, definitely. >> i join the chorus. chris: this weekend marks the 50th anniversary of the cuban missile cry sifments president john f. kennedy and khrushchev faced each other over 13 days and much of that time they faced down the hawks on both sides, with spy plane photos showing the russians assem bling missiles in cuba capable of hitting new york, and the top advisors, including the chief of staff of the air force to authorize immediate air strikes before the missiles could be armed by the soviets. kennedy had to weigh the hawks' advice against the reality that no air strike could be 100% effective. and the possibilities that russian retaliation could target berlin and thereby trigger an all-out nuke yar war, as robert kennedy wrote, "the final list of the cuban missile crisis is the importance of placing ourselves in the other country's shoes." president kennedy understood that the soviet union did n
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Oct 11, 2012 7:00pm EDT
sides, the job for the vice president tonight is to slow the momentum of governor romney. and ryan at this point, to try to change the dynamic once again, this is going to be a proxy fight, but you know what? paul ryan has a record, as well, and that is something that joe biden wants to exploit here. he will talk about the president and the 47% and talk about ryan as the idea of a lot of conservative thinking, the taxes, and spending. >> all right, david gregory, all part of the team for tonight's coverage of the vice presidential debate beginning tonight, 9 eastern, 6:00 on the west coast here on this nbc station. >>> we turn now to another major story out there today, the meningitis outbreak linked to tainted steroid shots for back pain. the numbers keep climbing. according to the cdc's number today, 14 people now have died. 170 patients are sick, and now there are even more questions about the specialty pharmacy, the compounding pharmacy is that is the source of the bad medicine. our report tonight from nbc's rehema ellis. >> reporter: family and friends said good-bye this week
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Oct 10, 2012 7:00pm EDT
bin. and he was not helped yesterday. mitt romney says he was not sure if paul ryan had had a debate, maybe back in high school. you don't want to bring up the phrase "high school" when you want to look presidential? >> all right, chuck todd, who will be part of our team during the live coverage of the debate tomorrow, 9 eastern time, 6:00 on the west coast here on this nbc station debate, here o the nbc station. >>> today, in washington, a lot of republicans in congress had a lot of questions about the obama mission, about the night in benghazi, when a sudden and strong attack took the lives of our u.s. ambassador, and at the american consulate there, along with three other americans our report tonight from our chief foreign affairs correspondent, andrea mitchell. >> reporter: sparking the confrontation, the two security offices from the consulate who said the requests were either turned down or ignored. >> we were fighting a losing battle. we couldn't even keep away we were not allowed to keep what we had. >> it was very clear we were not going to get resources until the aftermath
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Oct 15, 2012 4:00pm EDT
new romney/paul ryan ad replays the vp debate. >> absolutely. we're going in the wrong direction. >> reporter: in wisconsin today, ryan pushed turnout. >> vote early absentee so you can make sure you work on phone calls and getting people to the polls. >> reporter: in ohio. >> we even need you to talk to your relatives to pick them up. >> reporter: another state, georgia, began early voting today. first lady michelle obama cast her ballot. every day there are fewer voters left to win over and less time left to do it. the hofstra debate could be pivotal. i'm steve handelsman, news4. >>> pizza hut is having second thoughts about a promotional stunt that involves this week's presidential debate. the debate is a townhall format with questionsrom the public. pizza hut announced last week it would offer free pies for life to the person willing to ask president obama and mitt romney whether they prefer sausage or pepperoni on their pizza. the pizza chain was widely panned for making light of presidential politics. now the company says it will run the contest online and ask its customers
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Oct 15, 2012 6:00pm EDT
guy. he will move us forward. >> reporter: the new romney/paul ryan ad replayed the vp debate. >> absolutely. we're going in the wrong direction. >> reporter: in wisconsin today, ryan pushed turnout. >> vote early absentee, getting people to the polls. >> reporter: the same message later in ohio. >> we even need you to talk to your relatives to pick them up. that's so important. >> reporter: another state, georgia, began early voting today. first lady michelle obama cast her ballot. every day there are fewer voters left to win ov, and less time left to do it. so the hofstra debate could be pivotal. i'm steve handelsman, news4. >>> parents are getting a note about a stabbing at their child's school, at northwood high school on university boulevard west in silver spring. one teenager was injured. another is in custody. news4's pat collins is at the school where school officials and police have a different version of what happened. pat? >> reporter: doreen, the victim, a student, the suspect a student. the crime scene, a high school. the crime, a stabbing. >> this is ridiculous.
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Oct 12, 2012 5:00am EDT
, health care and abortion. both often interrupted each other. biden criticized ryan and romney for launching political attacks about the attack on a u.s. consulate in libya before they knew the facts. ryan said the attack shows the u.s. is projecting weakness abroad. the two also took jabs at each other over job creation. >> i've had it up to here with this notion that 47%. it's about time they take some responsibility here. >> did they come here and inherit that situation? absolutely. but we're going in the wrong direction. look at where we are. the economy is barely limping along. it's growing at 1.3%. that's slower than it grew last year, and last year was slower than the year before. >> on tax reform, ryan said there aren't enough rich americans to tax to pay for all of the president's spending. vice president joe biden says the only way to pay for mitt romney's plan is to raise middle class taxes. >> both president obama and mitt romney say they're pleased with how their running mates did in last night's debate. president obama watched from air force one as he returned to d.c.
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Oct 12, 2012 6:00am EDT
in richmond this morning. then later romney will join his running mate paul ryan in lancast lancaster, ohio. president obama will host a dinner for winners of a campaign contest in the d.c. area. he does not have campaign stops on his schedule during the day. >>> feisty and aggressive. this morning those are some of the words analysts and viewers are using to describe last night's vice presidential debate. the two took jabs at each other over the economy. the crisis in syria, health care, and abortion. vice president joe biden criticized paul ryan and mitt romney for launching critical attacks about the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya before they knew the facts. congressman ryan said the attack is projecting weakness abroad. the two are both snarky when referring to controversial comments made in the past. >> i think the vice president very well knows that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. >> but i always say what i mean. >> on tax reform, ryan said there rcht enough rich americans to tax to pay for all of obama's spending. vice president
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Oct 12, 2012 4:30am EDT
mobility super center in richmond. romney will also join his running mate paul ryan at a rally in lancaster, ohio. president obama does not have a rally planned today, however tonight he'll host a dinner for winners of a contest. >>> for 90 minutes last night, joe biden and paul ryan went back and forth on a variety of issues, including the economy, the crisis in syria, health care, and abortion. on tax reform, ryan said there aren't enough rich americans to pay for all the president's spending. vice president joe biden said the only way to pay for romney's plan is to raise middle class taxes. the two also sparred on iran. >> we will not allow the iranians to get a nuclear weapon. >> they're moving faster towards a nuclear weapon. it's because the administration has no credibility on this issue. >> there is no weapon the iranians have at this point. you going to go to war? is that what you want to do now? >> we want to prevent war. >> ryan said he agreed with the president to pull troops out of the country by 2014 but said the white house should not announce a deadline and expose
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Oct 12, 2012 11:00am EDT
minutes. later this evening, romney will join paul ryan at a rally in lancaster, ohio. also this evening, president obama will host a dinner for winners of a campaign contest. they are expected to visit a restaurant in the d.c. area. this is the only campaign event the president has on his schedule day. >>> with 25 days to the election, last night's debate put a spark in the race. joe biden and paul ryan sparred over the economy, foreign affairs and abortion. they interrupted each other. they criticized each other after an attack in libya before they knew the facts. ryan said the attacks show the u.s. is projecting weakness. they took jabs at each other over job creation. >> i have had it up to here with the notion that 47%. it's about time they take responsibility here. >> did the come in and inherit that situation, absolutely. but we are going in the wrong direction. look where we are. the economy is barely limping along. it's growing at 1.3%. ift's slower than last year and last year is slower than the year before. >> this is the only debate for the vice presidents. >>> promoting peac
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Oct 10, 2012 12:35am EDT
, paul ryan takes pride in being on team romney. con, joe biden takes pride in being on team edward. [ laughter ] >> steve: there you go. >> jimmy: big "twilight" fan. >> steve: yeah. huge "twilight" fan. >> jimmy: big "twilight" fan. >> steve: giant. >> jimmy: pro, team paul ryan say, it's time to roll up our sleeves and put america back to work. con, seeing joe biden say, who needs sleeves at all then tear them off like a chippendales dancer. [ laughter ] >> steve: ooh. >> jimmy: why would he -- >> steve: spicy. >> jimmy: he's got guns. pro, rnc chairman reince priebus said not to underestimate joe biden's debate skills. con, reince priebus sounds like a name of a creature from the "star wars" cantina. [ laughter ] reince priebus. [ humming star wars cantina music ] pro, seeing ryan's debate coach nod silently to him from the crowd. con, seeing biden's debate coach do this. >> what governor romney didn't tell you, he didn't tell you much about his plan. >> let him finish, baby. >> and a lot of this just doesn't add up. 48 million americans. the last time their party was in charge
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Oct 8, 2012 2:05am EDT
was someone they had never seen before. i think there were people in the romney campaign who had never seen this candidate. a week ago paul ryan was asked to explain the math of a $4.8 trillion tax cut. and he said i don't have time. mitt romney said we just don't do math. like math doesn't exist. let me finish. you simply cannot wish away the existence of your entire campaign platform. as inconvenient as it may be when somebody says to you, ok, if you're going to reduce revenue by $4. trillion, you're not going to tell us one loophole you'd close, you're not going to run up the deficit or taxes on the middle class. >> very quickly -- >> no, no. it goes back to bill clinton. >> there was a story out yesterday that that claim is fiction because you don't count the loophole closing. >> what loophole? >> he talked about mortgage interest. really quickly -- >> mortgage interest? >> he has never talked about mortgage interest. >> the hilarity that there is one -- >> we have one loophole. >> mike, finish, but then i want to get on to something else. >> the president says he wants to lo
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Oct 11, 2012 4:00pm EDT
tune in. >> i want ryan to be able to express what we want for our country, like romney did in the presidential debate. >> i think it will help obama if joe biden does well. >> reporter: with the debate hall ready at center college, paul ryan arrived, a 42-year-old republican whiz kid set to face a 69-year-old debate veteran. >> joe biden has been on this stage before. it's my first time. but what he can't run from is president obama's indefensible record. >> reporter: the vice president is sometimes hurting team obama with gaffes, that he won't dodge. >> looking forward to it. >> reporter: the stakes in danville look higher after last year's debate in denver. >> the reason is mitt romney's developed significant momentum from his debate performance from barack obama last week. >> reporter: romney, who last night held a big rally in sidney, ohio, narrowed the gap in that key state. in the new nbc poll, no change in florida, obama by one. romney up three since the debate. romney up two in ohio, trailing by six. >> you're talking about single digits, having picked sides as a result of
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Oct 12, 2012 7:00pm EDT
tonight, very pleased on how congressman paul ryan handled himself last night against a very seasoned debater, joe biden. reunited again after what the romney campaign says was a big win in kentucky last night, in a 90-minute marathon of disagreements over everything from social security and taxes. >> it has never been done before. >> reporter: the candidates fought over whether the obama administration dismissed security concerns at the u.s. consulate in libya. >> we were not told they wanted more security. we did not know they wanted more security >> reporter: it was topic number one, a charged moment in the night for the wisconsin congressman. >> ronald reagan -- >> oh, now, your jack kennedy. >> reporter: as predicted by the campaign, the vice president came out grinning, flapping, flailing arms. he was aggressive, attacking the republican ticket hard >> we will have credibility on this issue. >> incredible. >> thank goodness we have these sanctions in place, in spite of their opposition. it has been discredited by studies, over a 100 criminal investigations. >> reporter: along th
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Oct 8, 2012 6:00am EDT
obama's lackluster performance in his debate with romney. inchts kid ro >>> kid rock is joining republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan on the campaign trail today. this isn't the first time he's attended gop events. kid rock attended a fund-raising event in august and at the republican national convention in tampa. >>> virginia's u.s. senate candidates will hold their second debate today. republican george allen and democrat tim kaine will square off in richmond. a recent nbc news/wall street journal/marist poll shows kaine pulling ahead of allen 49%-44%. "meet the press'" tidavid grego moderated the panel last week. >>> the washington humane society found murray yesterday. on friday murray's owner was jogging with the dog when she was confronted by another jogger. she says the man grabbed murray's leacsh, but he slipped out of his collar and disappeared. the man then allegedly grabbed her and sexually assaulted her. she screamed for help, and the man ran off. murray, meanwhile, has a broken leg but is expected to be just fine. >>> 6:50 is our time. a very secretive announcement
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Oct 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
you're going to see what mitt romney tried to do which is paul ryan, congressman ryan walk away from the positions that he's held during this campaign and try to give a much, much different and softer image for the american people. >> we'll all be watching. robert gibbs, thank you for your time. >> thanks, matt. >> a reminder, can you watch the vice presidential debate. that's tomorrow night, 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific right here on nbc. >>> now 11 after the hours. here's savannah. >>> matt, thank you. the parents of a missing colorado girl are speaking out for the first time since their daughter's miss appearance. nbc's miguel almaguer has the latest on this story. miguel, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. federal, state and local authorities are all working this case as jessica parents speak out for the first time and a community comes together. >> let's have a moment of silence where we just keep our lights to the sky. >> reporter: at a park where she often played, more than 1,000 gathered to pray for jessica ridgeway. the pint-sized 10-year-old seen in this recent h
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